Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : openldap vulnerability (USN-1266-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56869


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that slapd contained an off-by-one error. An authenticated attacker could potentially exploit this by sending a crafted crafted LDIF entry containing an empty postalAddress.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected slapd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56869

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1266-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/11/18

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:slapd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4079

BID: 50384

OSVDB: 76632

USN: 1266-1